Spring 2024 | Volume 17
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Preparing Leaders, Impacting the World, Shaping the Future


• BCDD Celebrates 10th Anniversary
• Texas Student Teacher of the Year
• Alumni Profile: Gloria Conatser ’22
• Paid Residencies for Student Teachers
• New Scholarship Honors Dr. Larry Browning

Spring 2024

Baylor student working with BCDD client

The Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) is celebrating its tenth anniversary throughout 2024. Read about significant milestones and what the future holds.

Dean Shanna Hagan-Burke

Dean Shanna Hagan-Burke shares what she wishes people knew about the field of education and, more specifically, about Baylor's School of Education. Hint: the skills that students acquire earning an education degree can take them along many exciting paths.

Debbie Chou

Debbie Chou, a May 2023 Baylor education graduate, received the Clinical Teacher of the Year award for the state of Texas.

Family in front of TIP logo

Baylor TIP provides life-changing opportunities to talented adolescents by providing them with high-quality instruction in advanced content within a caring community in which they can explore and transform.

Gloria Conatser, 2022 graduate

Gloria Conatser, a 2022 secondary social studies graduate, spent the 2022-23 school year as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Augsburg, Bavaria, in the Fulbright diversity program, which placed her at a school with students from underrepresented groups.

THumbnail photos of new faculty members

Baylor School of Education welcomed quite a few new faculty members during both the spring and fall semesters of 2023, bringing the total of full-time faculty members to 63. Learn a little about them  here.

Dr. Doug Rogers with NAPDS award

Faculty and graduate students received significant awards for their scholarship — three national honors for faculty members, Baylor faculty research awards, and dissertation research awards for two EdD students.

Dr. Kylah Clark-Goff and Lisa Osborne with state award

A School of Education (SOE) seminar for future teachers received statewide recognition for its innovation in preparing education graduates.

Campers and leaders watch rocket launch

The School of Education is hosting the second year of STEM+ Camp Launch, a week-long day camp focused on rocket science, for rising fifth graders from three Transformation Waco schools. 

2023 graduates of School Psychology Dallas program

The first cohort of the School of Education’s Dallas-based program in School Psychology graduated in May of 2023. 

Mallory Keehn teaching at La Vega Junior High School

The 2023-24 academic year marked the first opportunity for Baylor student teachers to have paid residencies, which require an expanded schedule beyond the usual internship — mostly during the Christmas holiday and after graduation.

Group of educators and students in Pakistan

Funded by a U.S. State Department federal grant award, a team of Baylor educators traveled to Lahore, Pakistan, in December.

Dr. Jon Eckert

Baylor School of Education’s Center for School Leadership (BCSL) strives to be the most effective Christian leadership catalyst for educators worldwide, with a mission to help educators make a lasting impact on each student’s life.

Dr. Mar Magnusen and world record setters

A Baylor group, led by students and a professor in the MSEd Sport Management program, set an official Guinness World Record. Their record-breaking project also provided more than 1,200 sleeping bags to homeless veterans.

Dr. Larry Browning (left), Dr. Bert Crossland (right)

When Dr. Bert Crossland, BSEd ’80, MSEd ’86, thought about creating an endowed scholarship at Baylor, he thought of the professor who most influenced his career path — Dr. Larry Browning.

SOE students at eclipse prep event, wearing eclipse glasses

All of Central Texas was abuzz with eclipse excitement this spring. The School of Education hosted a special event for Baylor students teaching in schools to prepare them for the April 8 eclipse, sharing a booklet of activities and lesson plans for them.